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    Question Fine Musical Instrument(s) Shop

    Hi,

    which one is correct?

    1. Fine Musical Instruments Shop
    2. Fine Musical Instrument Shop

    On the website it says "Fine Musical Instrument Shop"
    It is a website for a shop that buys and sells musical instruments.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Fine Musical Instrument(s) Shop

    I'd use 'instrument' here as it's functioning like an adjective describing the shop.

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    Default Re: Fine Musical Instrument(s) Shop

    I see. Thanks. You mean it does not mean a shop that sells A
    fine musical instrument? ;)

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    Default Re: Fine Musical Instrument(s) Shop

    No- a shoe shop doesn't just sell one shoe. If the word is normally used in the plural, like 'sports', then we'll use it in the plural, but if it has a common singular form, we use the singular.

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    Default Re: Fine Musical Instrument(s) Shop

    >No- a shoe shop doesn't just sell one shoe.

    I never thought about it but that's true.
    Thanks for the explanation. :)

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